People undertake fasting for a variety of reasons and it’s important to begin by considering why you want to fast as your starting point. There are many benefits and Angela is looking at these in detail along with how to begin and how to maintain intermittent fasting, making it part of a sustainable routine.
When starting with intermittent fasting it’s important to begin slowly and be consistent over an initial 6-week period to see the positive results and Angela shares great advice on how to begin and successfully maintain an intermittent fasting pattern that is right for you and your lifestyle.
Fasting is about limiting food over a time period.
Always consider the reasons why you want to fast.
If you are fasting ensure you are getting enough protein.
There is a difference between fasting and caloric restriction.
Fasting involves not eating for a set period of time and then eating within a limited time known as ‘compressed eating window’
Caloric restriction involves intentionally restricting and lowering your calorie intake.
Time-restricted eating is where food is consumed within a certain time period and the most popular approaches are the 12/12 and the 16/8 strategies
Start with a 12-hour overnight period of fasting and use gentle exercise within the time period to enhance the effects of fasting.
Consistency is really important, making your fast part of your routine will bring the best results.
The health benefits increase with a smaller compressed eating window if you are using fasting to lose weight.
You should aim to come out of your fast in a calm state and choose foods that are easy to digest.
Prior to and on exiting fasting, consuming lower carbohydrate food is beneficial.
‘Intermittent fasting helps to lower inflammation’
‘Any fasting schedule needs to be the one that suits the individual’
‘Always make sure you are engaging in parasympathetic activities’
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Angela is a Nutritionist, Health and Performance Coach. She is also the Founder and CEO of My DNA Edge, an Exclusive Private Membership Site giving individuals the tools and bio hacks needed to optimise their genetic expression for optimal health and performance.
After recovering from a serious illness in 2014, Angela left the world of Corporate Law with a single mission in mind:
To inspire and educate others to live an energetic, healthful and limitless life.
Angela believes that we can truly have it all and has spent the last 5 years researching the habits and routines of high performers, uncovering age-old secrets, time-honoured holistic practices and modern science to create a blueprint for Optimal Human Performance.
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